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'Little Britain' Hits The USA Sept. 28 On HBO

September 19th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Little Britain USA
Matt Lucas and David Walliams rocketed to stardom in the UK and Australia as stars of the irreverent BBC comedy series Little Britain.

Now, they're bringing their unique brand of laughs to HBO in the all-new comedy series Little Britain USA. Written and created by Lucas and Walliams, the six-episode season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 28 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with shows debuting immediately following new episodes of the hit comedy series Entourage.

Set in contemporary America, Little Britain USA will feature familiar "Little Britain" characters in new sketches, as well as brand-ne...

'Friends' Movie Just A Rumor

July 6th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
A representative for Warner Bros film studio has quashed speculation of a Friends reunion movie. The hit TV sitcom - which starred Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc - came to an end in 2004 after a 10-year run.

It was rumored earlier this week that Cox and Aniston were keen to reprise their roles for a movie version of the show, as long as the story was right.

They were alleged to have been inspired by the massive box office success of Sex and the City: The Movie, which was turned from a TV series into a big-screen film e...

'Friends' Movie On The Way?

July 3rd, 2008 9:32am EDT
Actresses Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are reportedly enthusiastic to turn hit TV show Friends into a movie after witnessing the box office draw of Sex And The City: The Movie. Friends came to an end in 2004 after a 10-year run.

Rumors of a reunion have repeatedly been denied by former cast members Cox, Aniston, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow. But now it appears the stars may be ready to return to Central Perk to cash in on the sitcom's popularity following the success of Sex and the City, which was turned from a TV series into a big-screen film ear...

Notes & Quotes

June 7th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Sting will join Elvis Costello as a performer in celebrated British session musician Steve Nieve's Welcome To The Voice opera when the show hits Paris, France in November.

Disney star Selena Gomez has become the latest teen celebrity to promise celibacy before marriage. The 15-year-old actress, who has been dubbed the new Miley Cyrus, joins the Jonas Brothers in going public with her plans to abstain from sex until marriage.

David Schwimmer is to further his love of British culture by directing the Los Angeles studio segments of hit sitcom Little Britain's U.S. spin-off. Schwi...

David Schwimmer Doesn't Want A 'Friends' Reunion

March 31st, 2008 8:38am EDT
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer would turn down the opportunity to bring back his hit show Friends because he is convinced it ended the right way. Schwimmer is still best known for his role as Ross Gellar - four years after "Friends" ended - but he has no desire to play the paleontologist ever again.

Speaking while promoting his movie directorial debut, Run Fatboy Run, Schwimmer says, "I don't think I would (play Ross again). The way it ended felt so right. I don't want to mess with it."

-David Schwimmer Pictures

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Cast Of 'Friends': Where Are They Now?

March 27th, 2008 4:00pm EDT
For 10 years, 30 million viewers turned in each week to check out what was going on in the lives of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross. "Friends" was so popular, it even developed a big trend, the famous hairstyle called "The Rachel." Since then, many women have flocked to hair salons so they can have their hair look like their favorite TV characters.

It's been four years since "Friends" ended, and the cast has move on to many different projects. There were some hits ("The Breakup," "Dirt" and "The Comeback"), and misses ("Joey" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"). Here ...

David Schwimmer Quits Acting

March 26th, 2008 4:20pm EDT
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer has turned his back on acting - to concentrate on his career as a director. The former Friends star is enjoying life behind the camera after making his directorial debut with Run, Fatboy, Run.

The 41-year-old - who earned $40 million from his 10-year stint as Ross Geller on the beloved TV sitcom - admits he was so involved in the process of making the Simon Pegg comedy, he didn't even consider taking a starring role in the film.

He says, "I really didn't think about acting in it - I just want to focus all my energy into one thing, directing."

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A Very Special Rose Ceremony: 5 Undesirable TV Bachelors

March 26th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Entourage crew
There is something just giggle worthy about kicking contestants off a reality show by denying them a rose, the very object that our society has deemed a symbol of love. Ultimately it makes them feel unworthy, regardless of how undesirable the man on the other end of the stem may actually turn out to be. So in honor of the newest season of The Bachelor, which debuted on ABC last week, it seems only fitting that we should hold a very special rose ceremony of our own.

Ross Gellar

The first rose must go to one-half of pop culture's so-called perfect couple (but clearly not everyone agre...

Opening March 28: Run Fat Boy Run

March 25th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
Run Fat Boy Run
An overweight man leaves his fiancée on their wedding day, only to realize years later that she's the one and only woman of his dreams in a romantic comedy that reunites Big Nothing co-stars Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, this time with Schimmer in the director's chair. It's not easy to win back a woman after leaving her at the alter... Continue Summary

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Notes & Quotes

March 24th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Mariah Carey
"They throw that word round like it's a frigging Frisbee." Mariah Carey on claims she's a 'diva.'

"Only olives. That's all I really dream about. I dream about enormous olives." Minnie Driver only has one pregnancy craving.

"I'll literally say to them, 'What? I'm 41 years old, I'm not an alcoholic, I'm not dating a stripper.' Like, 'I'm sorry, why do you possibly want to photograph me?... I'm just coming out of a restaurant, buddy.'" David Schwimmer is perplexed by why he remains a paparazzi target.

"I love Africa in general - South Africa and West Africa, they are both great...

Five Top Show-Changing Moments: 'Lost,' 'Twin Peaks' & More

February 27th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Every so often, there comes a shocking or unexpected moment in a television series that leaves the show forever altered. These show-changing moments are not simply unique plot twists or ambitious story arcs; they are episodes or scenes that ultimately prove to be watershed moments for the series in which they occur. The impact of a show-changing moment on a series can be positive or negative - and sometimes a verdict can't be reached until long after the show has ended.

We have comprised a list of the top five such moments. The way in which each of these instances affected the five ...

In The End: Worst Series Finales

February 21st, 2008 1:11pm EST
The series finale. There is nothing quite like it in television. It is perfectly normal, of course, to expect something magical when you are watching your favorite series come to an end. Still, at the end of the day it is what happens in between the pilot and the finale, and not the finale itself that should matter.

That being said, it's still fun to champion some finales and ridicule others. Here are some of the worst:

Roseanne (1988-1997)

The whole final season of this groundbreaking series was dreadful from soup to nuts. The beautiful work of the first eight years wa...

Best Of The Furry & Fuzzy: Top Supporting Animal Characters On TV

February 14th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Spot from Star Trek TNG
Expressive, talented and (relatively) well-behaved animals have held an important place in American television since its inception. Most of the time, these animals make guest or recurring appearances, although there have been a few shows that focused on a non-human main character.

Shows that instantly come to mind in the latter category include old favorites like "Lassie" and "Mr. Ed." This particular list will not include the title characters from those two shows, nor will it include any other animals/shows where the "star" of the series was not human.

No, instead we have d...

TV's 10 Most Unrealistic Couples

January 22nd, 2008 10:14am EST
Reality is not always a factor when it comes to TV relationships. Actually, it usually isn't. Often, two characters that would never come together in real life are forced into a relationship for any number of reasons. It's not really a problem for most TV viewers because they understand that entertainment value will always trump reality.

That being said, there are some on-screen relationships that make perfect sense. Then there are the head scratchers. Below is a sampling of the latter. Please note, just because these relationships are unrealistic doesn't necessarily mean they ...

Kate Beckinsale Hospitalized For Exhaustion

November 13th, 2007 8:38am EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale was hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend after complaining of numbness in her left arm and leg. The actress was shooting drama Nothing But The Truth with Matt Dillon and David Schwimmer when she took her assistant to the hospital after she sprained her ankle.

While there, Beckinsale sought her own check-up and was told she was suffering from exhaustion.

-Kate Beckinsale Pictures

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Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).

Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Michael Ian Black Is An Obese, Baby Shaking Smartass

October 18th, 2007 11:01am EDT
Michael Ian Black
If you saw Michael Ian Black walking down the street or shopping in the store, you'd recognize his face from "Stella," "The State," "I Love The Series," or all those Sierra Mist ads he's done. But take away his face and what have you got? Ideas.

And it's those ideas that have made him a favorite of comedy stages and television sets nationwide. In this Starpulse Q and A, Black discusses his ideas and where they're taking him next, including some new territory in children's literature.

You've got the movie "Run, Fat Boy, Run," which you made with Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer, and ...

'Run, Fat Boy, Run,' Tops UK Box Office

September 12th, 2007 3:13pm EDT
Run Fat Boy Run
Actor/director David Schwimmer's comedy Run, Fatboy, Run, has raced to the top of the U.K. box office after taking more than $4 million in its opening week.

The British movie, which stars Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton, beat Keira Knightley's new film Atonement, leaving it flagging behind in second place with profits of $3.26 million.

The Bourne Ultimatum slips down to third position with $2.18 million, while Knocked Up and 1408 round out the top five.

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Simon Pegg Is Surprised People Recognize Him

September 12th, 2007 11:56am EDT
Simon Pegg
British funnyman Simon Pegg is shocked by his global fame - he once met a devoted fan in Dubai. The actor - who currently stars in David Schwimmer's latest movie Run, Fat Boy, Run - says he was stunned to be recognized during a holiday in the Arab Emirates state.

He says, "I was in a pizza restaurant and a young waiter recognized me from Shaun of the Dead. He laughed and said, 'Shaun likes pizza', which was strange, but nice. It shows how far films reach."

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David Schwimmer Dodged Death Three Times

September 10th, 2007 1:28pm EDT
David Schwimmer
American actor David Schwimmer considers himself blessed after he escaped near death on three separate occasions.

The Friends star was saved by a relative after nearly drowning as a child - and then narrowly avoided two airplane crashes.

The 40-year-old says, "I almost drowned as a boy, but was rescued by a cousin.

"I've had two very, very close calls on airplanes - both due to engine failure."

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Thandie Newton The Practical Joker

September 5th, 2007 10:06am EDT
Thandie Newton
Actress Thandie Newton constantly played practical jokes on her Run, Fat Boy, Run co-star Simon Pegg, because she enjoyed seeing the comedian on the receiving end of a prank.

Screen beauty Newton is often portrayed as a polite and well-behaved star in the media, but insists she can be mischievous when she wants to be - as Pegg found out on the set of the new David Schwimmer-directed movie.

Describing the kind of pranks she played on Pegg, she says, "I put Cellophane (thin plastic wrap) over the loo (toilet). I got a king-sized Mars bar (chocolate bar), squished it into a turd (po...

David Schwimmer Vows No More 'Friends'

September 4th, 2007 4:03pm EDT
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer has ruled out of ever starring in or directing Friends again. Since the show ended in 2004, there have been rumours of a reunion and even a big screen version of the hit show.

But Schwimmer, who directed a number of the shows, as well as playing Ross Geller, insists he'll never be a part of Friends again.

Speaking at the launch of his movie directorial debut Run, Fatboy, Run, Schwimmer says, "I wouldn't rule out working with any of those guys again. We would never do that show again. But I'd have no hesitance working with them again. They are a very talented bunch...

Hank Azaria Flaunted His Penis At Simon Pegg

September 4th, 2007 12:47pm EDT
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg spent a whole day staring at co-star Hank Azaria's penis on the set of new movie Run, Fatboy, Run. The actors play love rivals in the David Schwimmer-directed comedy. In one locker room scene, a naked Azaria shows off his muscles to Pegg. The British star says, "He didn't wear a modesty pouch during that scene - so I was face to face with little Hank for a long time."

However Pegg insists he and The Simpson's star Azaria bonded on the set - over their mutual love of comedy. He adds, "I'm a massive comedy geek. We both are - and he had no problem doing Simpsons voices for me...

David Schwimmer Slams British Cuisine

August 31st, 2007 12:02pm EDT
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer was disgusted by British food during his recent stay in the country. The former Friends star criticized the nation's cuisine after spending time in the country for his role in West End production Some Girl(s) in 2005 and directing his latest movie Run, Fat Boy, Run in London earlier this year.

He says, "You guys deep-fry everything. Even healthy British food like Shepherd's Pie makes you put on 20 pounds after every meal."

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Notable Quotables

August 18th, 2007 7:01am EDT
Richard Gere
"I'm 57, how much longer can I be a sex symbol? If people think I still look good, well, that's because I have a lot of plastic surgery." Richard Gere jokes about his age-defying good looks.

"If I'm in the studio, I smoke about a pack and a half a day. If I'm at home, with the wife and the family, I smoke about five cigarettes a day. And if I'm at a (Black) Sabbath concert, I just f**king eat 'em." Foo Fighter Dave Grohl reveals the details of his fluctuating cigarette habit.

"Ben has been trying to direct me my whole life, but this was the first time he actually gave me any half-...

David Schwimmer Is Looking For Love

August 15th, 2007 9:03am EDT
David Schwimmer
Former Friends star David Schwimmer is preparing to sacrifice his career in the hope of finding love. Schwimmer, who has became a successful director since the end of the hit comedy series in 2003, admits he has always put his career before his love life.

But the 40-year-old does not want to grow old alone and is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

He tells Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "I look at someone like Courteney Cox and see how happy she is, but I've always put work first and now I have no wife and no family. My mom would love to see me settled, as she thinks it w...

Fascinating Facts

August 14th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Lost Boys
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman are to reprise their Lost Boys roles for a sequel to the 1987 movie. The child star duo will team up with Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother Angus for The Lost Boys 2, according to website ShockTilYouDrop.com. Filming starts later this month with P.J. Pesce directing.

David Schwimmer has disappointed hordes of Friends fans by categorically ruling out an imminent reunion. The hit series ended in 2004 but fans have been clamouring for bosses to revive the comedy for one last show. But Schwimmer tells Cosmopolitan magazine it's unlikely: "I've never had a letter...

David Schwimmer Warns Of Binge Drinking Dangers

August 14th, 2007 4:15pm EDT
David Schwimmer
American actor David Schwimmer has launched an impassioned appeal to warn women of the rape dangers of binge drinking. The 40-year-old star, who is a director and spokesperson for the Rape Treatment Center in Los Angeles, was drawn to the cause after a female friend was sexually attacked.

And he fears the incidence of rape will only rise as more and more girls find it acceptable to over-indulge on alcohol while partying.

He tells Cosmopolitan magazine, "It worries me that so many girls go out binge drinking, then lose all sense of what they're doing and who they're with. I'm all...

David Schwimmer Is Dating a Waitress

March 12th, 2007 9:20am EDT
David Schwimmer
Former Friends star David Schwimmer is dating a London waitress he met while making a movie in Britain, according to reports. In a case of life imitating art, Schwimmer - whose "Friends" character Ross Geller romanced Jennifer Aniston's waitress Rachel Green - fell for Zoe Buckman after meeting her at the Cuckoo Club.

The pair has now been dating for two months while Schwimmer makes his movie directorial debut Run, Fatboy Run, which stars Hank Azaria, Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Fascinating Facts

February 14th, 2007 1:00am EST
Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah have teamed up to produce a new documentary, The Hip Hop Project, about a homeless teenager who inspires a group of New York teens to transform their life stories into powerful art.

Hank Azaria and Shaun Of The Dead star Simon Pegg are in training to compete for the affection of Thandie Newton in new David Schwimmer-directed comedy, Run, Fat Boy, Run. In the film, Pegg will fight to win back the bride he jilted at the altar (Newton) from her new boyfriend, a marathon runner (Azaria).

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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